Police Beat: Weekly City of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter

Burglaries, break-ins and theft were once again the most common crimes across the city.

Downtown:

Vehicle break-ins were widespread across the downtown area, with five reported incidents.

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, three of these crimes occurred. At the 500 block of S. Fourth Ave., the first victim witnessed a black male — 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 175 pounds and wearing a black sweatshirt and pants — rummaging through his truck as he walked to the parking lot after work. A Verizon tablet and $2 in change were taken from his unlocked vehicle.

Personal property was stolen from another vehicle at the 300 block of S. Ashley St. around 10 p.m. that same evening.

A car stereo was nicked from a business vehicle at the 500 block of S. Main St. at some point between 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The vehicle was unlocked.

Two more larcenies from vehicles occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Personal property was stolen from a car at the 200 block of N. Ashley St. at approximately 6 a.m., and then from another vehicle at the 300 block of E. Jefferson St. at 4 p.m.

Additionally, a burglary occurred on Thursday, Feb. 1, at a non-residence at the 200 block of E. Huron St., at 5:24 a.m., and an incident of theft was reported from a building at the 100 block of S. Main St. on Friday, Feb. 2, at 3:45 p.m.

East & West:

An unknown suspect attempted a burglary at the 3000 block of Platt Rd. between Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 1, at 8:30 a.m. The victim returned home from work in the morning to find her door open, but nothing was stolen or damaged.

Heading west, another burglary was reported on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 12:30 p.m., at the 700 block of Linda Vista Ave. This case is still open.

South:

Brand new tennis shoes were taken off the porch of a residence at the 2300 block of Packard St. on the 31st between 1-8 p.m. The victim, who ordered the shoes online, was notified of the delivery by UPS, but upon his arrival home, the shoes were nowhere to be found.

Briarwood Mall was hit hard with three accounts of retail fraud and theft between Thursday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 3. These cases are all open and the Ann Arbor Police Department could not release any more information.

North:

Two incidents of theft were reported on the north side of town.

Larceny from a public building occurred on Friday, Feb. 2, at midnight, at the 2600 block of Plymouth Rd. On Monday, Feb. 5, thieves struck again in this same area at 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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